Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Sour Cream and Banana Cake

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Hi friends!
The God has been kind today as it rained through the night and the sun has been shadowed through the day. Yesterday, I mustered up all my inner strength to clean up the refrigerator (yes, I hate doing that) but saying that, this cleaning process is always an eye opener for me the hoarder, who does not realize what all has been stocked and tend to overlook many a things.
This cleaning process showed me that the box of sour cream  that I had very fancily picked up was going to expire and the bananas in the shelf were already crying and calling me. I wrote on my fridge pad, sour cream to be used immediately, a gentle castigation to myself.
As I said that the God was kind and the temperature had dropped, this helped me, like a sane person I started  looking out for a recipe using both the sour cream and the banana so that I could consume both but the cool temperature motivated me further to bake, yes, I agree I have not baked in a while. So, the motivated me explored many recipes of sour cream cake and taking clues from them concocted my own.
I removed all the ingredients kept in refrigerator to bring them down to room temperature in the morning itself and then by afternoon after finishing my chores I was all set to bake.
The cake is quite a hassle free version which needs initial beating of butter, sugar followed by eggs then light mixing with flour and sour cream followed by folding the banana and dry fruit and then finally baking. That’s it. It needs an hour  and ten minutes to do all the preparation to then getting the final product. The cake is amazingly soft and a perfect evening snack for children and a tea time cake for all the elders.


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Ingredients
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter
1-1/3 cup sugar
2 cups self raising flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana (2 bananas)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Method
Preheat the oven at 350F/175C.
Beat the butter on high. Add sugar and beat again. Add an egg at a time and beat.
Mix the self raising flour and baking soda. Alternating with sour cream add the flour to the butter-sugar mix.
Mix some flour to the chopped walnuts and fold in the mashed banana and walnuts to the cake batter.
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Bake in a ten inch spring form tin for 45-50 mins/ till done. Use a toothpick  and insert it in the centre of the cake, if it comes out clean, the cake is done.
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Leave it in the pan for 10 mins and then transfer it to a cooling rack and let it cool down.
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Serve it warm.
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50 comments:

aipi said...

Lovely and moist cake..I too add sour cream in banana bread, and i think it makes the bread more soft and moist..

J said...

Hi..mouthwatering cake.. u hv missed the eggs in ur ingrdients list..:)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow!!! Cake luks perfect!using sour cream gives yummy taste.pic luks good.

Pari said...

Ya Aipi I also realised that the cake turns really soft with sour cream.
Thanks Prema.
J, thanks corrected.

Pavithra said...

Wow wonderful moist cake... looks very very yummy!!!!

sowmya's creative saga said...

never trie dusing sour cream..should do it sometime..lovely moist cake..

Sarah Naveen said...

So perfect and yummy!! loved it...

jayasree said...

Cake looks very delicious...It has got a perfect crust.

Swathi said...

Cake looks delicious Pari. I love anything with banana.

Satya said...

wow wonderful moist cake ..look so yummy ..

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Kiran said...

Banana sour cream cake looks moist and delicious.

Apu said...

Beautiful cake!!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks delicious and awesome ..soft n spongy..mputhwatering treat to the belly..

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... looks soooo tempting dear.. lovely clicks too.. gr8 job !!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is such a great and moist looking cake. Looks wonderful, can I also use regular APF and do I have to make any suggestions?

kitchen queen said...

lovely and delicious yummy cake.

Krishnaveni said...

beautiful and yummy yum cake

Yummy Team said...

Moist and delicious cake..Yum!!

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious and moist cake..looks lovely and perfect.

Priya said...

Scrumptious cake looks spongy and yummy...droolworthy cake..

Panchpakwan said...

Wow looks so moist and yummy..perfect with cup a tea..

PS said...

looks so delicious, feel like grabbing it..

Chow and Chatter said...

yummy and moist cake

Nithu said...

That looks so soft and delicious.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

very nice pari..it looks perfectly moist

Veggie Belly said...

i can imagine how moist this cake must have been from the sour cream and bananas! yum!

ruchikacooks said...

cake looks delicious pari! Cute photos too!

Nitha said...

delicious cake.. So moist and soft..

Neha said...

cake looks so delicious..I am new to baking and your recipe looks easy to try..I too have sour cream left in fridge which I used to discard but now I can use it in making cake..wow!
Also Thanks for your useful tips on my blog Pari

Khaugiri said...

Wow lovely ...:)

♥Aps♥ said...

Cake luks so nice pari... wow :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

soft moist cake.looks delicous

Prathibha said...

Lovely moist cake dear..looks so tempting..I did my fridge clean up today

Sayantani said...

lovely crumbly cake. Where did you get sour cream from? any specific brand you buy? I thought they are not available in India. would love to give this cake a try.
between tried your masala upma and we fell in love with it. thanks a ton Pari.

Pari said...

Dear Priya, you can use APF in that case use 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp baking soda and let all the other ingredients be as it is.
Sayantani I used Impero brands Sour cream which is available here readily and costs about 110 for 200gms. I am so glad that you liked the masala upma.It's our favorite too.

veena krishnakumar said...

sure to try this:-)following u too

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Thanks Pari for answering my question :)

Roopa said...

hey Pari that indeed looks delicious :) I too tried baking with sour cream in my pineapple coconut loaf cake it turned out good...sour cream makes the cake moist i guess ?

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Cake looks moist and yummy, perfect.

arthi said...

wow!! am drooling here!! nice recipe.

Raina said...

I love the combo of sour cream and banana. This sounds delicous. Glad you cleaned out your fridge:)

Madhu said...

never tried cake with sour cream...looks delicious.

Fathima said...

soft and moist cake .. yumm!!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Cake looks super moist and deliciously yumm! Love to have a slice!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

This cake looks soft, spongy, tempting and what not!!! Very doubtful to get sour cream here. :-(

Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

Nandini said...

The cake is moist, spongy and fluffy! I love the banana flavor in it!

vaskswamy said...

Hi,
I am new to these blogs, but eager to try the recipes. The cake looks delicious, but is it possible to make this eggless? Is there an alternative to the eggs?

Vasu

Pari said...

Thanks all of u for those encouraging words, let them keep coming
@ Vaskswamy
Hi, thanks for visiting my space. Yes u can make the cake eggless. For every egg that you replace take 1 tsp flax meal and mix it with 4-5 tsp water, mix and let it stand for 5 mins. This is an excellent egg replacer, also now a days you get an egg replacer called enerG. I hope this ans helps u.

suma said...

This sounds delicious Pari!!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Pari
Very nice bake indeed. I love banana bake...haven't eaten for ages...I dont know why got out off baking...may be the daughter left for higher studies, they used to love bakes..and slowly I stopped...or may be staying abroad for long has created it.
have a nice weekend
ushnishda

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